Chad

Chad

A permagardening program that puts food agency back into clients’ hands. October 2021. (HIAS Chad)

Country Director

Roch Souabedet

Office Locations

N’Djamena; Field offices serving 13 refugee camps along the eastern border with Sudan: Amn Nabak, Breidjing, Djabal, Farchana, Gaga, Goz Amir, Iridimi, Kouchaguine-Moura, Kounoungou, Mile, Oure Cassoni, Touloum, Treguine; and one site, Kerfi.

Founded

2005

Staff Size

124

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Roch Soubadet

Crisis Alert

In the summer and fall heavy rains caused severe flooding in eastern Chad, where HIAS works in the Goz Amir refugee camp, and later in N’Djamena.  Scores of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed and thousands of people have been displaced.

Crisis Alert

In the summer and fall heavy rains caused severe flooding in eastern Chad, where HIAS works in the Goz Amir refugee camp, and later in N’Djamena.  Scores of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed and thousands of people have been displaced.

Violence and instability in Sudan and South Sudan, Nigeria, Cameroon, and the Central African Republic continues to drive people across the border into Chad, compounding the already protracted refugee crises in the east, the south, and the Lake regions of the country.

There are now more than 580,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Chad (the vast majority Sudanese refugees from Darfur). Between December 2019 and January 2020, approximately 16,000 new Sudanese refugees crossed the border into eastern Chad fleeing inter-ethnic violence. In 2021 and 2022, new influxes of Sudanese refugees and were relocated to a new camp, Kouchaguine-Moura. To date, this camp hosts around 14,000 refugees.

586,000

people reached directly and indirectly in 2021

Our Work

Working with refugees since 2005, HIAS Chad focuses on strengthening community-based protection networks; promoting and strengthening peaceful coexistence between refugees and host communities; providing mental health support; implementing GBV prevention and response initiatives; distributing food and non-food items; and implementing “permagardening” projects. HIAS also maintains its partnership with the government and other humanitarian actors to welcome refugees by providing protection and addressing basic needs in emergency situations.

Our economic inclusion programs ensure that refugees have economic opportunities to earn sustainable income and start their lives anew.

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We work to protect the right of women, girls, and LGBTQ communities to access their full potential and live free from violence by supporting survivors, mitigating risks, and transforming beliefs that perpetuate GBV.

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CREDIT: Jessica Masibo / HIAS Kenya

HIAS’ community-based mental health programs promote the well-being of individuals, families, and communities affected by crisis and conflict so they can heal and rebuild their lives.

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As part of HIAS’ commitment to assisting those most in need, we proactively prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters around the world that create displaced populations.

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Respond to Emergencies

Our economic inclusion programs ensure that refugees have economic opportunities to earn sustainable income and start their lives anew.

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Impact Story

Severe Flooding Hurts Refugees and Host Communities

In the Koukou Angarana region in eastern Chad, where HIAS works in the Goz Amir refugee camp, more than 1,000 households were affected by severe flooding at the end of July. The high waters affected many in local communities as well, and thousands have been displaced by the torrential rains, with scores of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed.

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